[syslinux] ethereal log of PXE bootup

H. Peter Anvin hpa at zytor.com
Thu Oct 19 14:19:32 PDT 2006

Ed Sutter wrote:
>>>> Options 208-211 are only for PXELINUX' benefit; most configurations 
>>>> don't need them.  The key thing is to have a filename option set.  
>>>> Note that many clients will not correctly parse a DHCP packet which 
>>>> uses "overloading", so I recommend against that.
>>> Yea, after reading a bit through the spec (should've done that before I
>>> started asking questions!!), I see that I needed other Vendor Supplied
>>> options.  I have them set up, and my client is responding appropriately.
>>> Now I have to get TSIZE/OACK into my TFTP server.
>>> Thanks!
>>> Ed
>> Actually, the vast majority of all stacks do not need any Vendor 
>> Encapsulated Options.
> Ok, then I'm totally confused (not unusual).
> According to section 2.3 of the pxespec I grabbed from Intel, VSO #6 
> has bits that I can set to tell the client to just pull down the file 
> specified by the
> BOOTFILE entry of normal DHCP.  I tried that and it seemed to work.
> What am I doing wrong?

I don't know, because you're not saying what you're doing.  You're only 
telling me what you're not doing.


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